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Found this video which is cool. Looks like northern Italy or Switzerland judging by the roads and landscape.

As can be expected, the Scrammy pulls way in the turns and the Multi catches up on the straights. Guy on Scrammy does have better lines through the corners though...

http://youtu.be/R1Q9len3nzk
 

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He rides the "vision" line, used by the police and every advanced school I know of. Safer and faster.

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The guy on the Multi is doing what I see so much of around here - rough form through the curves then hammer the throttle when it goes straight again. I always hear that voice inside my head when I'm riding (Keith Code's voice more accurately) "DON'T CHOP THE THROTTLE!!!" which the Multi guy definitely does over and over again mid corner.
 

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I have both bikes. Just 100 miles on my new Scrambler so far, and probably 25 miles on the demo Scrambler which got me hooked. While the Multi corners great, I can attest that the Scrambler feels effortless. It's so light and nimble, I turn my head and it follows. It's part of what makes the bike unintimidating for the novice, and a blast for the expert. I consider technique on the Multi when I'm riding it hard, and it gives me good habits. On the Scrambler I just pin the throttle and go.
 

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The guy on the Multi is doing what I see so much of around here - rough form through the curves then hammer the throttle when it goes straight again. I always hear that voice inside my head when I'm riding (Keith Code's voice more accurately) "DON'T CHOP THE THROTTLE!!!" which the Multi guy definitely does over and over again mid corner.

You better not watch my video then or you'll be hearing Mr. Code yelling at the top of his lungs. Both of those guys in the video can corner far better than I can.

I don't see much talk of riding technique here and your post reminds me that I think it would be great if there was a sub section here for discussing technique.

If you are reading this Jerry, can you ask the powers that be about the idea?
 

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Yes its Switzerland, i know it becaus of the fly on the screen
The famous Sustenpass


Herzlich grüsst
Agusta
 

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Yup, flies are a plague. I know that because half of my video captures are unusable because of them ...

I know nothing about "vision line" and such, but the Scrambler guy have a VS plate, which means he lives in Wallis ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valais ), so he's used to ride in the mountains (like I am).

You may notice he never splits the white line (even dotted), what's the most important to stay alive here (altrough you can still enter wide safely).

When the Multistrada guy is far to polite and get stucked behind other riders, the Scrambler have the right attitude : no mercy for anything slower, or you'll regret it.

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OK what is wrong with my Scrambler then? Just picked up a 2018 Desert Sled and one thing I do like about it is that it is VERY planted. Compared to my Multistrada it is very hard to turn into a corner. My Multi will absolutely stuff it in the canyons. DS is very stable and heavy on the turn in. Multi is very quick and light on the turn in. Maybe I have some suspension adjustment to do but I in no way see the Scrambler quicker in the twistys than the Multi. :confused:

Marc
 
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